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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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Re: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #195)

GarryRF ·
Another reminder of man's inhumanity towards man. Deeply moving moment - like a visit to the gravestones of northern France. Less we forget.
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Did you count the steps up ? Looks like an Olympian task !
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry I never thought of counting the number of steps to the top of Enger Tower for I was too preoccupied with the beautiful scenery; However, thanks to your question I did some internet investigating and discovered that apparently there are 105 steps you must walk to get to the top of Enger Tower (therefore 210 steps in total to get up and down the tower). You really don't need to be an Olympian to get to the top of Enger Tower. Although the number of steps sounds like a lot, and the...
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Thanks Ottoman. Thanks for the reassurance. I did have a fear of a thousand tourists behind me - pushing to ascend the stairway - and all at the gallop. The intervals are all well spaced and welcomed. That's why older people carry a camera !
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Ottoman ·
Hi Theodore! I am a Mall of America fan. You can easily spend an entire weekend (or many evenings) at the Mall of America. First of all, the mall is very easy to get to by train from downtown (CICAK did a wonderful job explaining that), and fares are quite cheap (fares go for about $1.75 to $2.25 one way depending on what time of day you ride). As CICAK also mentioned, there is something for everybody at the mall. If you just want to find a warm dry place to walk and people watch, I believe...
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

DrFumblefinger ·
Makes me want to go out, buy an RV and go see all the lighthouses in the world! I love lighthouses, and to have so many in one place, even if they're "just" replicas, is great! Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

RoadWorrier ·
Cool idea, lighthouses all over. Do boaters on the lake count on them, or just for fun?
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
They are cool to see. Some are just for fun, but many of them do actually light up to help the boaters.
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Re: July 6, 2018: Sambodhi Chaithya, Colombo

GarryRF ·
Weird and wonderful . So much more to see than the "usual suspects" when we travel.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

PHeymont ·
Hey, everybody: Check in tomorrow for a new Where in the World! It will be on display at 5 am EST. Hope that doesn't put the West Coast at a disadvantage...but I don't think anyone is going to get it right away!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Theodore Behr ·
Wish I hadn't been away last week. I actually knew this one!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

PHeymont ·
Don't get left out again! You can follow Gumbo on your mobile device...it comes up formatted for tiny-screen use, but if you have enough screen (most smartphones do) click on settings and choose "standard view," or use the menu to select "Desktop view."
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't even know that, PHeymont! About the cell phone view, I mean.
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

IslandMan ·
I still remember passing her at 5.30am as we cruised into New York...she is beautiful, majestic and one giant world landmark!
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

GarryRF ·
It's good to see Liberty made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy....
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for reminding us of that memorable Marilyn Monroe scene! Yes, Lady Liberty is doing well. Full recovery.
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Caroline for sharing. Very comprhensive and I look forward to taking your info when I visit!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
Ah, the regrets you've given me! I spent a pleasant nearly-a-week in Copenhagen a few years ago, and now you remind me of all the things that couldn't fit into the time...No cure but to go back. Seriously, thanks for a great insight into a fascinating city!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

IslandMan ·
wonderful, wonderful....another one to add to the list....thank you
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great and informative post!. I've yet to visit Copenhagen, but can see you'd need most of a week here, including day trips. Sounds like a perfect one 7-10 day get away destination.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
P.S....for those with a little more time, about 40 minutes past Malmo is Ystad, a medieval town that is setting and home to the Wallender detective series.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed! There is so much to do here in Copenhagen that I've lived here 6 months and still have a long list of places left to visit. I hope you all get the opportunity to experience Copenhagen again, whether for the first time or a return visit.
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

YarnsofWhalesandSnow ·
When you see the Northern Lights for the first time, they seem unreal. Almost magical, maybe even scary to some. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena you can observe and well worth a journey to the northern parts of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 26, 2015: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" #229, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
This behemoth locomotive is the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (DM&IR) 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" which is now preserved at Two Harbors, Minnesota. Eighteen of these powerful coal burning locomotives were built between 1941 and 1943. The 2-8-8-4s were retired between 1958 and 1963 as diesel locomotives took over. Sadly, only three of the 2-8-8-4s still survive...Number 229 pictured above, Number 227 at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, and Number...
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U.S. ski resort giant takes a bite of Australia

PHeymont ·
U.S. ski resort operator Vail Resorts has paid $136 million to take over Australia's popular Mount Perisher ski area in the Snowy Mountains.   Vail, which owns a dozen or so ski areas in the U.S. (Colorado, California, Utah, Michigan and...
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September 12, 2017: Harbor Scenes

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some harbor scenes from North Yorkshire.
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May 25, 2017: Superior Entry Lighthouse, Superior, Wisconsin

Ottoman ·
This interesting and attractive lighthouse has stood guard protecting ships entering and exiting Superior Bay since 1913.
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Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Lyndale Park is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis without having to leave the city.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota (Where Gumbo was #222)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the popular town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior, it's a great place for people who like to boat, kayak, sail, fish or explore nature.
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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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Visit to USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions

Samantha ·
Samantha finds a visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor both fascinating and emotional.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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Now showing at an airport near you: Movies

PHeymont ·
A growing airport trend: movie theaters, mostly showing locally-made or locally-themed films. Portland, OR is the latest to get one.
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Brian Bradshaw (Guest) ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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November 6, 2019: Capri Harbor

Ron B. ·
Ron B shares a memorable image of Capril harbor, on the lovely island of Capri.
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Seward Harbor, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and beautiful harbor in Seward, Alaska.
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Viking sets sail for Mississippi River

PHeymont ·
The river cruise giant will enter the U.S. market with a new ship in 2022, sailing between New Orleans and St Paul with St Louis as a pivot.
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February 5, 2020: Cleaning the Catch, Seward

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across some commercial fishermen cleaning their catch at Seward harbor.
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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A journey around Iceland: 1) Reykjavik

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Reykjavik, from Hallsgrimkirkja)   I love visiting places that are rich in scenery, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and hiking; Iceland seemed a good fit for me. Until a few years ago the cost of a trip to Iceland was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 9, 2015: Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
    I don't recall where I've spent most statutory holidays, but I do remember the one I spent in Queen Charlotte City because it was the wettest I've encountered.  It rained and misted all day, although there were a few short breaks...
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Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
  My family and I were visiting Apple Valley, Minnesota last week.  One sunny afternoon, we decided to stop for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.  As I parked our vehicle, my son and daughter said "Dad!  Check out the cool...
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Replica of Lafayette's ship arrives in Boston

PHeymont ·
Hermione in New York last week   Photo: Dohness / Wikimedia       A full-scale replica of Lafayette's frigate, Hermione, has arrived in Boston Harbor to celebrate Lafayette's 1780 arrival to inform George Washington that France...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
  She is the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile".  Mary Tyler Moore is a Hollywood superstar who graced our television screens for over fifty years, not to mention appearing in a number of films on the silver screen.  Well...
 
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